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I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 inside windows 7 on my younger brothers laptop because he is slowly making the change over, at the moment when he turns the laptop on windows 7 is selected and I would like Ubuntu to be the first option, how do I change it?

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Install Grub Customizer.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Run it.

Click on Preferences (the wrench icon). This is where you can choose which option should be selected by default when you boot.

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Is that the same as boot-manager? – zookalicious Mar 16 '12 at 17:02
Be careful with PPAs, they're unsupported, so don't automatically assume they're safe. – Thomas Ward Mar 16 '12 at 17:29
@zookalicious It's similar. I believe that Grub Customizer may be simpler to use, though... – SirCharlo Mar 16 '12 at 17:32

you can rename files in /etc/grub.d/ ??_linux should be renamed with number less than ??_os-prober

then run sudo update-grub2

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